Daytime game show, usually regardless as one of the worst shows of the 1960s. Quite popular though. (if there's anything wrong with the file, please let me know. If there's nothing wrong with the file, please let me know). Daytime series always feature more advertising than prime-time series, and this features more advertising than most day-time!
March 2, 2013 Subject:
Humiliate yourself on national TV for pathetic prizes
Thanks to the up-loader for making this available. "Queen For a Day" was shot live and few episodes are known to exist. I do feel sorry for these women, especially for the losers who got consolation prizes consisting of brooms and mops.
What strikes me about this show is how utterly poverty stricken we were as a nation back then. The "prizes" seem so pathetically banal and petty - brooms, mops, a washing machine, a gift certificate to the Spiegel catalog. And to get them you had to compete with three other unfortunates in a nationally televised pity party. I suppose the audience back then consisted of housewives whose common refrain was "but for the grace of God, it could have been me on that stage".